I am of the opinion that one can't write a Methodist without making them 'staunch'. I never hear of any other kind, like Jack-Methodists, for instance.
Hmmm..."liberal" comes to mind. :)
*laugh. As a Methodist by marriage, I can state that we have both "Back-sliding Methodists" (the very rough equivalent of Jack-Mormons) and "Country Club Methodists"--although, of course, not in my own congregation....*laugh againI do, however, appreciate Betty's nod to the Non-Conformists of her day. Plus a "staunch Methodist" has such a solid and reliable sound to it (in reality, it means he's a committee man--heehee).
And the only kind of Catholics are described as 'devout' or 'lapsed'. It's funny that these different words attach themselves to faiths like that. I don't think I've ever heard a person described as a 'Devout Baptist', for instance.
Strict Baptists. That's what we hear. :)Rigid Presbyterians - God's Frozen Chosen. Yes, you're right - I could go on, of course. Episcopalian - Catholic "Lite."me<>><
Episcopalians -- "Whisky-palians: whenever three of them get together, there's always a fifth."(My uncle was an Episcopal priest; he told us that joke."
I'm in a total panic; I can't find my copy. It's not in my rugrat-alphabetized-under-the-bed-box. AAAAHH!
I think I read this last year; its details are bizarrely clear, like the antiquarian bookshop.